Category Archives: Biology

Moczek in Nature: “The origins of novelty in evolutionary biology”

“Treehoppers are insects that would resemble miniature cicadas were it not for the presence of the helmet. This structure appears to reside on top of the animal’s thorax, and extends dorsally, and in remarkably varied ways, to mimic thorns, animal … Continue reading

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Rohn in Nature on “Give postdocs a career, not empty promises”

“The first step is to admit we have a problem, and that the problem is worth tackling. […] The career structure for scientific research in universities is broken, particularly in the life sciences. Fellowships are few, every advertised academic post … Continue reading

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Sergi Regot, Javier Macia, et al. “Distributed biological computation with multicellular engineered networks”

Synthetic biology allows the building of artificial computational devices inspired in the standard design of electronic circuits by using cellular consortia, including reusable and reprogrammable complex circuits, as shown by Ricard Solé and colleagues. Logic gates for complex Boolean computations can be implemented by engineered yeast cells, … Continue reading

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Pennisi, “What Poison? Bacterium Uses Arsenic To Build DNA and Other Molecules”

Today, every body talks about the new paper accepted in Science by NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe-Simon (see fotograph) reported also in Science by Elizabeth Pennisi, “Biochemistry: What Poison? Bacterium Uses Arsenic To Build DNA and Other Molecules,” News of the … Continue reading

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